Spend a weekend near the beach writing and learning three-act structure. Writers of all genres welcome, but we will focus on writing better scenes for fiction and memoir writers.
The retreat will take place at a private residence in Carlsbad, CA, a beautiful beachside town in North County San Diego. You can book a nearby hotel for the weekend (see the link, below).
- Get words on the page
- Learn to write better scenes through writing exercises
- Learn the biggest mistakes I see in manuscripts
- Make new writing friends
- Get personal feedback on a scene or short story, up to 10 pages that you submit in advance
- Personal attention – limited to 8 attendees
Schedule for Retreat:
Friday Evening Reception, 6:30 pm (Optional)
- Reception from 6:30 – 8:00pm
- Location TBA in Carlsbad, CA
- I’ve made the reception optional in case you don’t want to arrive on a Friday.
Saturday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
- 9:00 am – 11:30 am – Get words on the page through writing exercises designed to improve your scene work.
- 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Personal writing time.
- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch break (lunch is not provided but there are lots of local options or you can bring a lunch).
- 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm: 3-Act Structure lecture (future retreats will have different topics)
- 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Get words on the page through writing exercises designed to improve your scene work and Q & A
Sunday 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
- 9:00 am – 10:30 am: Get words on the page through writing exercises designed to improve your scene work.
- 10:30 am – 1:30 pm: Personal writing time and one-on-one 30-minute meetings to get feedback on your writing.
To find out what’s happening this weekend and to find hotels nearby, visit: https://visitcarlsbad.com/events/. Carlsbad offers a variety of hotels and rates. Carlsbad has easy train access to many locations in San Diego including Downtown San Diego.
|Workshop||Location||Type||Instructor||Date||Start Time||Length||Cost||Register Here|
|Weekend Writing Retreat in Carlsbad, CA||San Diego > Carlsbad, CA||Retreat||Nicole Criona||Wknd 11/08/19 – 11/10/19||See page for details||See page for details||$295||Register Here|
|Weekend Writing Retreat in Carlsbad, CA||San Diego > Carlsbad, CA||Retreat||Nicole Criona||Wknd 01/24/20 – 01/26/20||See page for details||See page for details||$395||Register Here|